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Archive for the ‘Sound’ Category is off to SIGGRAPH

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008


It has been a long while since we have posted anything on out blog so here is an exciting update!An update on, with great news our group has been ACCEPTED to take part in SIGGRAPH 2008 being hosted in LA. We will be presenting the week of August 11 - 15 at Los Angeles Convention Centre. This is big news, for those unaware as to what SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is a Internation Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactivity Techniques which is being hosted at the LA Convention Center during August 11 - 15 2008. In 2005 25 000 people attended the conference, this is something to be pumped about being accepted to.

EmoCapsule is a study of interactivity. Participants influence the installation by inputting their emotions at The website provides users with emotional statistics and trends based on frequency, location, and weather information collected. The installation is dynamically updated to reflect the dominant emotional mood.

Visitors interact with the current emotional state of the EmoCapsule installation - depicted through sound, text, and colour. Participants move and catch emotion words using their own silhouette and other objects. Participants make loud noises, triggering the installation to emit reactive sounds and display new words. These form a sort of conversation between the user and the installation space.

So if you will please check out and or the SIGGRAPH website. With Love JSHAW and the EmoCapsule Team

Some Sound Stuff for Processing

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Hey all, I have tried to go out to best buy to buy myself a camera for my 3+ old Power Book and was surprised to find that all these camera’s do not support it.  Otherthan iSight which is discontinued and even if I had the opportunity to purchase one… it would be 200 bucks.  So I’ve taken the liberty to delve abit with Sound in Processing (sorry Alicia I know I am intruding into your zone but I thought I would get acquainted with it :) )So yea so far I’ve downloaded some open source libs that enables processing to either stream / play variety of sound formats such as .mp3, .wav, .aif etc.  Going through some tutorials I created a very simple spectrum meter thingy.  What I would like to do is figure out if there is a way to isolate a specific wavelength for lets say…heavy tones… or bass tones… If we can isolate that, then we are rollin~Ok time for me to dream. Here is the link to the open src sound stuffs: 

Sound Processing : A possibilty

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

Alright so I was wandering abouts on this thing they call the interweb and I came across a website from the University of Helsinki. They seem to have been developing a sound processing application that is C++, which makes me happy ( I never thought that would happen) because it means that not only might I understand it , but I might be able to actually work with it to make something happen… 

So my plan is to read through their documentation see what their all about and download the application , give it a run through and see if there is anything useful there ..


Friday, June 1st, 2007

Hey guys,I have been doing some research and really haven’t found anything that useful on sound processing…. I found this website which kind of gives you a rundown on how your averge computer system processes sound, and the available methods…. so it might turn out to be more useful than useless sometime in the future. 

I also got a return e-mail from Whitehead that suggested a site to me. It’s not techincally a book to read but he suggested that I read 6 of the publications, and to be honest most of them are pretty interesting and offer all sorts of professional publications related to interpertaion of emotive movement…

This site could be super helpful as alot of the documents on it are directly linked to existing projects that do stuff kind of like what we do. I will keep looking and try to update this more requlalry, I just plain out suck at technology forgive me.